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Memphis Educator to Receive National Award for Commitment to Global Learning

February 10, 2020

Washington, DC (February 10, 2020) – Melissa Collins, a veteran education in Memphis, Tenn., was honored with the 2020 Harriet Sanford Award for Distinguished Global Learning at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala  in Washington, DC on February 7, 2020. “We live in a globalized world today, so increasingly, across the country, […]

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Empowering Creators Through Innovation in STEM Education

November 8, 2019

We’ve all seen the look on students’ faces when they have a breakthrough. It’s one that only comes during the journey of learning, exploration and discovery. It’s particularly remarkable when this happens with the use of new tools, technologies, and applications that are relevant to their interests and future. What would schools look like if […]

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Bronx Educator Honored for Cultivating Community of Learners and Inspiring Immigrant Students

February 10, 2020

Washington, DC (February 10, 2020) – On Friday, February 7, at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala  in Washington, D.C., Alhassan Susso, a 12th grade social studies educator at International Community High School in the Bronx, NY, received one of public education’s most prestigious honors: The NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence and […]

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Using Books as Mirrors, Windows, and Doors

November 1, 2019

Sometimes you have to travel to the other end of the Earth to have a lesson from home fall right in your lap. Traveling to South Africa with the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship last July filled my days with extraordinary learning, exciting adventures, and wonderful connections with like-minded educators. Part of our itinerary brought […]

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